Bret Stephens recently wrote a very courageous and important article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “In Defense of Christendom.”
In it, he explains that “the death of Europe is in sight.” Europeans hold shallow beliefs shallowly and “no longer believe in are the things from which their beliefs spring: Judaism and Christianity; liberalism and the Enlightenment . . . Having ignored and undermined their own foundations, he writes, they wonder why their house is coming apart.”
You cannot have Christian civilization without Christianity, but that is exactly what Europe is trying to do. Just a few years ago, the European Union refused to acknowledge the Christian roots of the civilizations that it claims to represent in their basic political documents.
The moral worldview that made modern democracy and modern notions of liberty possible have only emerged from an explicitly Judeo-Christian civilization.
And this isn’t just Europe’s problem: We now see at virtually warp speed that the same house is coming apart in our own country.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232458472″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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